Summers are often wet in the Greensboro, North Carolina, area, with over four inches of average precipitation in July alone. These conditions can lead to high humidity levels in the home. Be mindful of managing your humidity to prevent uncomfortable issues this summer.
Managing Your Home Comfort
Though temperature is probably your first concern when you’re thinking about home comfort, humidity plays a crucial role as well. If humidity levels are too high, your home will have a sticky feeling to it. This is a common problem in summer because warm air holds more moisture, causing humidity levels to climb. This natural moisture in the air can cause you to feel perpetually damp, even when you’re not sweating.
Air conditioners naturally dehumidify the air, so running your air conditioning regularly throughout the summer will typically keep moisture under control. However, regular air conditioning maintenance is crucial to ensure your system is running properly.
Controlling Indoor Air Quality
Proper humidity levels also mean improved indoor air quality. In a damp home with high humidity, dust, pollen, and dander find sticky surfaces to adhere to. Keep these irritants from clinging to flat surfaces in your home by keeping humidity levels low.
Keeping Your System Safe
If your home humidity levels are climbing, the very system that controls them could be to blame. If the condensate line in your air conditioner gets clogged, the system won’t drain properly. This causes a small pool of water to form. Let untreated, this problem can seriously damage your HVAC system.
Our technicians check, clear, and clean condensate lines during every air conditioning maintenance visit. Schedule this annual appointment before the cooling system starts each summer and you can head off any problems with a clogged drain.
If you’re having trouble with your home humidity levels, we can inspect your system and find a solution to the problem. Just give Air Treatment a call at 336-790-3206.